In the Media

Swiss Airlines Magazine, January, 2014


Asahi Weekly, June 29, 2014


Japan Times, November 29, 2013


Cinema Today Japan, November 14, 2013


Der Landbote, October 21, 2013


Globetrotter Magazine, July 1, 2013


Minami Nippon Shimbun, March 17, 2013

zeitungRadio SRF Focus, March 11, 2013

Radio SRF Regionaljournal, March 11, 2013


Der Landbote, March 9, 2013

Asahi Daily, March 6, 2013


TeleTop, March 6, 2013

Asahi Shimbun, February 28, 2013


Tages-Anzeiger, February 26, 2013


Der Bund, February 21, 2013


Neue Zürcher Zeitung, February 9, 2013
weg, February 6, 2013

SonntagsZeitung, February 3, 2013
IMG_0744, January 17, 2013
“A Swiss Documentary Strikes a Chord with the Japanese”

Reflexe, Radio SRF 2, January 16, 2013
“A Swiss Documentary in Japan”


Radio Energy, January 6, 2013

Grüezi-Magazin, January 2013


Japan Times, November 30, 2012
“…the story became bigger and bigger and a short video report wasn’t enough anymore…”

J-WAVE Lohas Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shuho Weekly Magazine (by Kyodo News), November 5, 2012
“Thomas Koehler’s journey continues with this documentary film…”

DRS2, November 23, 2012
“…it was completely silent for the entire 78 minutes during the first pre-premiere screening in Osaka.”

Nikkei Shimbun, November 13th, 2012
“With his walk he supported the rebuilding”, 17. Oktober 2012
“With his walk Thomas wanted to give hope to Japan”

Yomiuri Shimbun Europe Edition, October 12, 2012
“A documentary supports the rebuilding of Japan”

Toessthaler, October 11, 2012

Toessthaler (10/17/2012)

Der Landbote, October 8, 2012
“A sensitive film portrait”

Yomiuri Shimbun, October 6, 2012
An article in the biggest Japanese newspaper (13 Million readers): “The Pre-Premiere of documentary film Negative: Nothing about Thomas Koehler took place in Winterthur”

La Liberté, October 6, 2012
“The film ‘Negative: Nothing’ is a love letter to Japan”

Landbote, October 6, 2012
“Mayor Michael Künzle honored Japan specialist Thomas Koehler during the pre-premiere of documentary film ‘Negative: Nothing'”

Tages-Anzeiger, October 4, 2012
“It is the story of a man who lost his livelihood, got back on his feet and inspired a lot of people”

Landbote, October 3, 2012
“They changed around their lives to make a documentary”
Landbote Negative Nothing

Tages-Anzeiger, October 1, 2012
“He walked the length of Japan and became a star”

Aeschbacher, Swiss Television, June 28th 2012
Thomas Koehler talks about his journey on Switzerland’s most popular talk show

Winterthurer Stadtanzeiger, September 25, 2012
“2900 Kilometers (1800 Miles) across Japan on Foot”, April 28th 2012
“A video interview with the co-directors of ‘Negative: Nothing'”, April 9th 2012 Yomiuri Shimbun, April 5th 2012
Thomas Koehler is in the world’s largest newspaper (14 million circulation). yomiuri Made In Japan (Brazil), March 29th 2012
A Swiss walks 2,900 km for Japan. The documentary “Negative: Nothing” follows him on his journey. madeinjapan World Radio Switzerland, March 19th 2012
How a Swiss man’s love of Japan changed his life
Thomas Koehler and Negative Nothing on World Radio Switzerland Japan National Tourism Organization, March 12th 2012 Tele Züri, March 10th 2012
The two brothers Stephan and Jan Knuesel are turning Thomas’ adventure into the documentary ‘Negative: Nothing – Step by Step for Japan.’ View tv segment on youtube.
Transvienna, March 12th 2012
A documentary film is being made about Thomas Koehler’s walk. Der Landbote, March 10th 2012
Thomas Koehler became a messenger of hope, step by step.
News On Japan, March 9th 2012 Radio DRS 3, March 9th 2012, March 8th 2012
A portrait about producer and co-director Jan Knuesel. ‘A Japan story with a positive message for a change.’
Schweizer Familie, March 6th 2012
One year ago the world was shocked by the Fukushima disaster. Thomas Koehler from Switzerland walked thousands of kilometers in order to support the Japanese – since then he is a star in the land of the rising sun.
Tages-Anzeiger, March 5th 2012
After the tsunami travel agent and Japan specialist Thomas Koehler was out of work. Thanks to his journey by foot he is a media star in Japan.

Schweizer Illustrierte, March 5th 2012
An exclusive look behind the scenes of the documentary film ‘Negative: Nothing’.
Cinema Today Japan, February 16th 2012
The filmmakers and brothers Jan and Stephan Knuesel speak for the first time of their new documentary film production “Negative: Nothing – Step by Step for Japan.’  […] The directors explain: “In the coming months we will continue seeing films showing the horrible images of the tragedy after the Great Earthquake and the Tsunami. Our documentary film portrays with Thomas Koehler’s walk a different side of the story and at the same time a beautiful side of Japan.” Japan Times, September 10th 2011
Swiss tries to bring foreign tourists back to Japan, a step at a time.”